[The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 9 [1855]:179]

1855.] Early Settlers of Portsmouth, N. H. 179

son of Samuel and Elizabeth, died Aug. 15, 1712, aged 12 y. 5 m. 20 d.   Stodder, Dea. Samuel, died July 25, 1762, aged 92 y.   Stodder, Elizabeth, wife of Dea. Samuel Stodder, died Mar. 6, 1749, aged 79 y.

   Tilden, Nathaniel, died Dec. 17, 1731, aged 82 y.   Tilden, John, died Feb. 9, 1739, aged 87 y.   Tilden, Nathaniel, died Sept. 27, 1724, aged 5 y.   Tilden, Benjamin, died Oct. 23, 1732, aged 28 y.   Thompson, Thomas, son of Robert, died Mar. 3, 1722, aged 2 y.   Thompson, Robert, son of Robert, died Feb. 26, 1722, aged 23 y.   Turner, Abagail, dau. of Samuel and Abigail, died Jan. 12, 1723-4, aged 3 y.   Turner, Liddiah, dau. of James and Mary, died Mar. 26, 1740, aged 4 y.   Turner, Abagail, wife of Capt. Samuel, died Dec. 12, 1744, aged 58 y.   Turner, Capt. Samuel, died Nov. 3, 1759, aged 89 y.   Turner, Nathaniel, son of Capt. Samuel, died May 1734, aged 31 y. 4 m.   Turner, David, died May 3, 1698, aged 27 y. 6 m.   Turner, James, died May 30, 1776, aged 70 y.   Turner, Mary, wife of Capt. James, died Aug. 19, 1775, aged 73 y.   Turner, Mary, wife of Col. Amos, died Nov. 3, 1722, aged 62 y.   Turner, Left. Seth, died Oct. 10, 1743, aged 38 y.   Turner, Col. Amos, Esq., died April 13, 1739, aged 68 y.

   Vinal, Ignatious, [broken grave stone.]   Vinal, Patience, dau. of Ignatious and Patience, died Sept. 22, 1766, aged 6 m. 7 d.   Vinal, Ignatious, Jr., son of Ignatious Vinal and wife Mary, died Sept. 10, 1751, aged 4 y. 9 m. 15 d.   Vinal, Mrs. Mary, wife of Ignatious, died July 3, 1751, aged 29 y. 11 m. 27 d.   Vinal, Mrs. Patience, wife of Ignatious, died Mar. 27, 1773, aged 37 y.   Vinal, Seth, son of Seth and Hannah Vinal, died Oct. 6, 1754, aged 6 y.   Vinal, Hannah, wife of Seth Vinal, died April 24, 1757, aged 30 y. 5 m.   Vinal, Mrs. Mary, wife of Jacob, died Mar. 1, 1755, aged 77 y.   Vinal, Nicholas, son of Jacob, senior, died June 24, 1728.   Vinal, Jonathan, son of Jacob, senior, died March 22, 1724, aged 16 y.   Vinal, Mrs. Mary, wife of John, died July 18, 1723, aged 53 y.   Vinal, Mr. John, died Aug. 21, 1698, aged 62 y.   Vinal, Ignatious, died Aug. 1769, aged 79 y.

   Williams, Capt. John, died June 22, 1694, aged 70 y.

   Young, Thomas, died Dec. 25, 1732, aged 69 y. 1 m. 20 d.

   [These Epitaphs I took from the old burying ground in Scituate, Mass , 1852; they are all that remain, and in a very few years will entirely be obliterated.   Having a desire to preserve to future generations all facts relating to our early ancestors, I devoted part of a few leisure days while rusticating in that ancient and beautiful town.

   A road has been made through this burying ground, which has, undoubtedly, destroyed many of the grave stones.   This burying ground was connected with the first church in Scituate.

   Scituate began to be settled before 1628, by men from Kent County, England.   The town was incorporated Oct. 6, 1636.   Mr. Giles Saxton was the first pastor, between 163134; as the early parish records are lost, very little is or can be known of their doings.—D. H.]

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